Hon Lianne Dalziel
A free advisory service for residential property owners facing difficult issues with earthquake rebuilds or repairs will tap into a range of expert advice to help the owners find solutions, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.
Environment Canterbury today issued a reminder that community consultation on the preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch will close at noon on Monday 22 April.
A temporary change to the cordon tonight sees Manchester Street open all the way through for the first time in over two years.
Businesses being evicted to make way for Christchurch's new metro sports precinct fear having to shut their doors and shed staff as they struggle to find new premises.
Christchurch City Council is warmly welcoming the Earthquake Appeal Trust's generous funding of $6.5 million for water attractions at the Council's planned recreation and sports centre in the eastern suburbs.
Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) is extremely disappointed at the policy forbidding interim use of residential red zone lands, and urges Minister Gerry Brownlee to reconsider.
All of the acceptances of the Crown’s Red Zone offer have now been received and checked, and a final number of expiries can now be confirmed.
A reduction tomorrow in the Rebuild Zone cordon will allow increased access into central Christchurch, including Avonmore Tertiary Institute for its opening to students on Tuesday.
If you accept the offer of 50% of the RV land value for your land in the residential red zone, you will not be prevented from bringing judicial review proceedings against the Chief Executive of CERA or the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and/or arguing that you should have been paid %100 of the 2007 Rating Valuation.
The fence that surrounds Christchurch's inner city will be removed on June 28, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) says.
CERA is pleased to announce that three operators have successfully tendered to run commercial tourism ventures inside the CBD Rebuild Zone.
Environment Canterbury’s Commissioners have approved for consultation a draft Annual Plan which proposes a total rates increase across Canterbury for 2013/14 of 2.8%, following no increase in overall rates in 2011/12 and no increase in general rates in 2012/13.
The result of a partnership between CERA, Corrections and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church will come to fruition this weekend in a photographic exhibition remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside.
Earthquake Commission boss Ian Simpson has offered to resign over the commission's massive privacy breach but has been told to stay on and fix up the mess, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Key says yet another privacy breach at a Govt department – this time EQC – doesn't necessarily mean there is a systemic problem.
New Local Government Minister Chris Tremain has no intention of interfering among Christchurch City councillors and staff, saying they have done an "admirable job".
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
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Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, David Shearer, Government, insurance, Labour Party, policyholder protection, The Christchurch Fiasco
Tower Insurance would be breaching its contractual agreements by repairing a retired Christchurch couple’s red-zoned home, a court has heard.
Gerry Brownlee is no fan of them; Roger Sutton says in hindsight some of them were too tight. And the public could be forgiven for having an ever-decreasing faith in them.
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Labour is pledging to give Cantabrians more voice in decision-making if they get back into Government.
When Valerie and Matt O'Loughlin decided to take their insurance company to court, they had no idea what a big deal it would become.
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